Eric Cantona sends message to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has told Zlatan Ibrahimovic that there can only be 'one King in Manchester' but has suggested that the enigmatic Swede can be the Prince. 

Cantona, who is recognised as one of the greatest United players of all-time, has also insisted that the No.7 shirt is his if he's interested. 

As it stands, of course, youngster Memphis Depay is the holder of the No.7 shirt, but it appears that Cantona, who previously donned the famous number at Old Trafford, believes there's only one man to take it on.


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And Cantona has also hailed Zlatan's decision to join United, claiming it's the best choice that he has ever made. 

Cantona told Eurosport: "You decided to go red. It is the best choice you ever made.

Cantona comments 

"When you walk into the Theatre of Dreams. When you can feel the ghosts of the legends that have been here before.

"When you score a goal right in front of Stretford End. When you hear the crowd chanting your name.

"You will know, my friend, that you finally made it home. Just one last thing: There can only be one King in Manchester. You can be the Prince if you want to.

"And the No.7 is yours if you are interested. That is my welcome gift to you."

The comparison 

In all honesty, Ibrahimovic could be the closest player to Cantona in the modern game. At 34-years-old, the enigmatic striker may well be approaching the latter stages of his career, but he's still comfortably one of the leading players in world football. 

With Jose Mourinho and Zlatan reunited, the Red Devils already appear to be an entirely different animal heading into the 2016/17 campaign. 

How many Premier League goals do you expect Zlatan to score this season? Have your say below! 

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